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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: May 5, 2014 6:12pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Any Australian content?

https://archive.org/details/IMT-1961.12.29

It's public domain despite the claim of the reviewer.

Virtually no Australian TV series prior to 1964 is available on DVD, even though they are public domain.

If you wanna know what kind of shows Australia produced in the 1950s, I can help. I put together some lists of such shows.

List of Australian television series which debuted in 1956:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls056053545/

List of Australian television series which debuted in 1957:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls056259288/

List of Australian television series which debuted in 1958:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls052559315/

List of Australian television series which debuted in 1959:
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls052600958/

List of 1950s Australian television "one-offs":
http://www.imdb.com/list/ls054894311/

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Poster: John Quigley Date: May 5, 2014 6:50pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Any Australian content?

Thanks Matt! I'm reading through as we speak, Melbourne Tonight looks good!

I uploaded the Larkins episodes you requested and a few other treats from ITV, hope you like them!

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: May 6, 2014 6:00pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Any Australian content?

I'd like to add that for some months I have been making IMDb pages for 1950s/1960s Australian TV content. During this week, among the things I made pages for included:

"Rooftop Rendezvous" (1959 TV series)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3709652/

"Close to the Roof" (1960 TV movie)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3710546/

"Men at the Top" (1959 TV series)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3710840/

These programs are forgotten today, and I don't know if any footage remains of them. Nevertheless, I feel they should be documented.

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Poster: John Quigley Date: May 6, 2014 6:35pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Any Australian content?

You're doing a great service, Matt! If it wasn't for people documenting this stuff then it would just fall into obscurity, and that shouldn't be allowed to happen.

P.S. Reading your blog, Three Hats for Lisa sounds like a fun film, would you know where I can buy a copy online? Alpha Video perhaps?

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: May 6, 2014 8:11pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Any Australian content?

"Three Hats for Lisa" is a copyrighted British film. It was released on DVD some time ago in the UK by a company called "Network".

I often get the feeling there's a lot of old TV programs not listed on IMDb, particularly when it comes to Non-US/Non-UK programming. I know that a lot of Australian programming of the 1950s/1960s isn't listed on there, partly due to the obscurity of many of those programs.

This post was modified by The_Emperor_Of_Television on 2014-05-07 03:11:54